Saturday, January 30, 2010

"Red Books" at the Vineyard Haven Library

The Red Book by Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)
"The Red Book" or "Liber Novus," is Jung’s visionary text composed during a state of "active imagination" -- "The overall theme of the book is how Jung regains his soul and overcomes the contemporary malaise of spiritual alienation.”The Red Book" was never published during Jung’s lifetime (he felt it too personal and quirky for publication.) "The Red Book," was safely locked away in a bank deposit box. As happens, Jung's heirs and disciples have now decided to bring out (the long awaited) facsimile edition. --From The Washington Post's Book World/ Reviewed by Michael Dirda

The Red Book (Caldecott Honor Book) by Barbara Lehman
This perfectly eloquent wordless book tells the complex story of a reader who gets lost, literally, in a little book that has the magic to move her to another place. Done in watercolor, gouache, and ink, the simple, streamlined pictures are rife with invitations to peek inside, to investigate further, and–like a hall of mirrors–reflect, refract, repeat, and reveal. Lehman's story captures the magical possibility that exists every time readers open a book–if they allow it.
Kathy Krasniewicz, Perrot Library, Old Greenwich, CT

The Red Book : A Deliciously Unorthodox Approach to Igniting Your Divine Spark by Sera Beak
Concepts of discernment, embodiment, intuition, meditation, sacred sexuality, direct communication with divinity, humor, authenticity, self-knowledge, and self-acceptance are the solid foundation beneath this book's youthful packaging. Beak encourages her readers to create their own red books as an expression of themselves and their connection to the divine.

Ancestry’s Red Book : American State, County & Town
Whether you are looking for your ancestors in the northeastern states, the South, the West, or somewhere in the middle, Red Book has information on records and holdings for every county in the United States, as well as excellent maps from renowned mapmaker William Dollarhide. In short, the Red Book is simply the book that no genealogist can afford to do without.

--C. Greenaway, Reference

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